Chapter 12.2

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Juice Feasting


What is Juice Feasting?

The Juice Feasting Program is my magnum opus to-date, and my Masters Thesis in Nutrition.

Juice Feasting is a powerful nutritional protocol for disease prevention and reversal that involves making and drinking large quantities of delicious, raw produce juices using nothing more than a blender and a nut milk bag. It’s a system that delivers thousands of healing phytonutrients (plant medicines) to the body’s cells on a daily basis. New scientific research shows that these phytonutrients destroy cancer cells, stabilize blood sugar and reverse type-2 diabetes, eliminate symptoms of heart disease, rapidly drop excess body weight and support the body’s crucial organs: liver, pancreas, heart, brain, kidneys, bladder and more.

Juice Feasting is an answer to one of the greatest challenges of our time: the diet and lifestyle factors that have generated the overweight/obesity pandemic that is circling the westernized world. As my colleague John Rose has said, “Disease has weight.” This means that overweight/obesity is both a cause and a symptom of multiple disease processes, most notably: diabetes, heart disease, various cancers, thyroid conditions, arthritis, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, asthma, anxiety… the list goes on and on and on.

We are in serious need of clearing toxic elements from our bodies, repairing damage, filling in nutritional gaps, rehydration, and tonifying our body’s many systems

Traditionally, we have used FASTING to do this – but Water Fasting and Juice Fasting, because they involve the consumption of few or no calories, require that we stay at home and only do these cleanses for a week without constant medical supervision.

A Juice Feast – as the name implies – is a program of ABUNDANCE. You are making at home (or getting from a juice bar) 4 Quarts of fresh, live juice (or more) each day for up to 92 Days, with a few carefully chosen superfoods and supplements. You are feeding your body 12-15 pounds of juiced produce EACH DAY, which provides all the nutrients you need on a daily basis for a longer period of time than you can Water Fast or Juice Fast.

You can find the 92-Day Juice Feasting Program at

The Secret of Juice Feasting CD Course

You can also get a 6-CD Set of myself and Mike Adams, the Health Ranger of, who discuss in detail the “why” and “how” of Juice Feasting. It’s a step-by-step course that teaches listeners how to follow Juice Feasting in their own kitchens, starting immediately.

The Secret of Juice Feasting course is available now and teaches:

  • What is “Juice Feasting,” how it works and how to participate
  • Why Juice Feasting causes rapid — but healthy — weight loss, returning your body to a healthy weight in about 90 days or less
  • Tips for transitioning to Juice Feasting from any diet, no matter how bad it is right now (even if you eat pizza, milk and donuts!)
  • The incredible benefits to your skin and appearance that occur naturally from following Juice Feasting
  • Why you don’t need an expensive juicing machine to follow Juice Feasting (just a blender like a Vita-Mix)
  • How to eliminate acid reflux disease, stomach ulcers, gall stones and other digestive disorders with a simple Juice Feasting recipe that normalizes digestive processes
  • Exactly why Juice Feasting reverses diabetes and stabilizes blood sugar within just a few days
  • Easy ways to integrate this lifestyle into any schedule, including work, travel and family time
  • The medicine in nature’s juices and why they prevent cancer, halt tumor growth and help destroy existing cancer tumors
  • Why former diabetics are able to eliminate the disease and get off insulin for life by following Juice Feasting
  • How to prepare your juice each morning for the entire day, saving you hours of food prep time
  • Why Juice Feasting will boost your immune function and make you increasingly immune to colds, flus and infectious disease
  • Fatigued? Learn how Juice Feasting normalizes your sleep, enhances cellular energy and makes you feel younger by the day!
  • How Juice Feasting detoxifies your body and can eliminate several pounds of fecal matter from your intestines
  • Details on how Juice Feasting reverses blocked arteries, clearing out the cardiovascular system and preventing heart attacks
  • Recipes and tips on making Juice Feasting delicious and nutritious
  • The importance of rehydration and why citrus and MSM help rehydrate the body’s organs and tissues
  • How the powerful alkalizing effect of Juice Feasting helps restore bone density and reverse osteoporosis
  • Details on real-world results achieved by thousands of people who have already experienced Juice Feasting
  • How Juice Feasting lifts brain fog, enhances learning and creativity while improving memory and cognitive function
  • Why Juice Feasting replaces literally thousands of medications with nature’s best medicine that’s 100% compatible with the human body
  • Realistic answers to skeptical questions that people might ask about Juice Feasting
  • How Juice Feasting detoxifies the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, heart and brain using safe, natural cleansing processes
  • Why the Juice Feasting lifestyle is ultimately far less expensive than consuming “cheap” junk foods and processed foods

The The Secret of Juice Feasting six-CD audio course is available now by clicking here.

Deep Sleep

In this section, we are going to cover:

  • Sleep, Mental Performance, and Learning
  • Sleep Stages
  • Non-REM and REM Sleep
  • The Optimum Sleep Environment
  • Melatonin
  • PowerNapping
  • Sleep Technologies (VERY IMPACTFUL)
  • Sleep Articles of Note

Sleep, Mental Performance, and Learning

Sam Graci has called America “The Great Unslept.” The average westerner sleeps 6-7 hours a night, a sleep deprivation of 2 hours per night which we need for optimum physical and mental health.

Sleep is a period for brain and nerve cell detoxification and immune system stimulation.

As little as 20 hours of accumulated sleep deprivation can impair mental performance. Minimal levels of sleep loss result in an increased perception of effort, and what we are seeking to achieve is a mental state during the day of HyperLearning, where effort to learn is not on our minds!

Deep Sleep: A 20 percent overnight improvement in learning a motor skill is largely traceable to a late stage of sleep that some early risers might be missing. We will get to stages of sleep, and the importance of this Deep phase of sleep in a moment.

In order to get the most from HyperLearning, a person needs to be well rested. Our objective is to find a sleep strategy that allows us to get the most “bang for your buck” in terms of hours spent sleeping.

Mental functioning decreases nearly twice as rapidly as physical performance, yet physical performance is degraded by poor or low sleep.

To use athletes as an example, lack of sleep will stunt regenerative processes and the immune system, leading to a gradual lack of recovery, performance decrement and eventually over-training syndrome, loss in training gains, chronic fatigue and lots of other bad stuff for triathletes.

This is bad for HyperLearners, as well.

A recent article entitled, “We Learn While We Sleep: Link Discovered Between Slow Brain Waves and Sleep” drives home the point on sleep quality and the processing and use of information by the mind:

If you want to pass an exam, be sure to get some good sleep before-hand. Because in sleep the brain processes and consolidates newly learnt matter. This is revealed in a new study shortly to be published in Nature. The study was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

As soon as deep sleep sets in, the brain cells start working in concord and produce slow brain waves. Slow brain waves appear to consolidate and reinforce freshly learned matter, explains Reto Huber, who conducted the study at the University of Wisconsin laboratory of Giulio Tononi in Madison, USA.

For the purpose of the study, Reto Huber set 12 subjects a special learning task and then measured their brain activity during sleep. The subjects first had to accomplish a learning test on a computer. The basically simple task consisted of using a mouse to move the cursor to a set point on the screen. Subconsciously, however, they were learning new motor skills, because what the subjects did not know was that the computer was programmed to generate a slight aberration in the direction of the cursor movement, which they had to compensate for by modifying the mouse movements. Moreover, since their hand was covered during the experiment they did not realize the computer was playing tricks on them. Conscious learning very often involves many areas of the brain, which would have made it much harder to demonstrate local activation, explains Huber.

Such unconscious motor skills learning takes place in a small, thumbsized region of the right cerebral cortex, as other researchers have already shown. Reto Huber now wanted to find out whether this region of the brain displayed any special activity during sleep. To this end, he recorded the brain wave activities of the study subjects in their sleep by means of 256 electrodes attached all over their heads.

The large number of electrodes enabled Huber not only to register, but also to pinpoint the precise location of brain activity.

The deeper you sleep, the better you learn

And indeed the young Swiss researcher discovered what many brain researchers considered impossible. We noticed larger slow brain waves in the area of the brain that had been used for the test and nowhere else, said Huber. Not only that. The subjects who were most successful at mastering the test the next morning were also those whose brains had produced especially large slow waves during the night. The night-time brain waves seemed not only to have consolidated, but also to have enhanced performance in the computer-based test. Our study provides the first evidence that sleep plays an important role in learning processes, concludes Huber.

And this is where we get into sleep stages and the importance of Slow, Deep Wave Sleep which comes at the end of a good night’s sleep.

Sleep can be Divided Into Five Distinct Stages

Stages 1-4 consist of non-rapid-eye-movement sleep and account from 66-80% of sleep time; during a normal night of sleep, these are usually followed by the rapid-eye-movement (REM) stage of sleeping (stage 5):

1. “The gateway to sleep”, this stage can last up to 10 minutes. It is short lived and has theta waves, which are thought to help reduce mental fatigue by restoring sodium/potassium balances in the brain.

2. Lasting anywhere from 10-20 minutes, or 45-55% of total sleep depending on where you read, in stage two you lose awareness to external stimuli.

3. The beginning of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS), which includes stage 4; 3-8% of total sleep time. Here we start to see delta waves, with Growth Hormone secretion and deep dreamless sleep.

4. Slow wave sleep; 10-15% of total sleep time. Delta waves, Growth Hormone secretion and deep dreamless sleep. You have now entered the deepest part of your sleep and this is a close as humans get to becoming a hibernating bear. Experts have found that the body’s recovery processes peak during these stages, metabolic activity is at its lowest and the hormonal system increases the release of growth hormone. After about 30-40 minutes at stage four you will retrace stages three and two, but instead of returning to stage one you will move into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

5. REM sleep, predominant in the final third of a sleep period. Dreaming occurs here. A lot happens during REM sleep. Blood flow, pulse, breathing, temperature and blood pressure all rise and your eyes move rapidly as if scanning the environment (fortunately your eyelids remain closed, as it would look a little strange if your eyes were wide open). During this stage dreams often occur, beta brain waves reappear (reflecting an active brain) but the body remains motionless due to the motor cortex blocking neurological activity at the brain stem. This is a very useful mechanism as it prevents us from acting out our dreams.

The cycle of sleep stages is repeated between 4-6 times a night. As the cycles are repeated, the duration of stages three and four decreases while REM increases.

Non-REM and REM Sleep

Non-REM sleep is an anabolic state marked by physiological processes of growth and rejuvenation of the organism’s immune, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems.

REM sleep appears to help with the consolidation of spatial (recording information about one’s environment and its spatial orientation) and procedural memory (long-term memory of skills and procedures, e.g. riding a bike), while slow-wave sleep helps with the consolidation of declarative memories, as evidenced by the study excerpted above.

The Optimum Sleep Environment

  • Dark (see notes below on darkness and melatonin)
  • Quiet
  • Comfortable (you may feel comfortable in bed, but can you be more comfortable? A better pillow, softer sheets, more room to flip around etc.)
  • Low Lighting Before Bed (see notes below on melatonin)
  • Cool temperatures:

Your body temperature tracks your circadian rhythm, so as night begins, your body temp falls and it reaches a minimum right after you go to bed. If you are in an environment where you can’t lose body heat, for instance if it’s hot and humid, you won’t sleep well.


Melatonin is the hormone in the brain that initiates sleep and it stimulates immune system cells, increasing their function in all areas of the body.

Melatonin functions as an anti-oxidant in cells and in general is a defender against oxidation (and oxidation is a precursor for cancer).

Optimizing melatonin release: low light (avoid bright light) two hours before bedtime - it is the intensity of light, not the duration of exposure, that has the suppressive effects on melatonin release. This means TURN OFF THE TV and COMPUTER TWO HOURS BEFORE BED. If you are learning, use an e-reader such as a Kindle without an LCD screen, or listen to audio talks and books. Or read a paper book J

Q: Should you take melatonin supplementally?

A: Not unless all your other sleep practices are in check from this section, including using the brain-mind entrainment technology we will talk about further on in this section. If they are and you still find your sleep is not satisfying, then perhaps melatonin supplementation is appropriate. It is best to improve melatonin production through healthy and wise sleep practices.

What About PowerNapping?

PowerNapping is excellent. A midday snooze reverses information overload.

Dr. Claudio Stampi’s research has showed that afternoon siestas were chock-full of slow-wave sleep, the type that appears to be most important for recharging the body/mind. The key to napping efficiently, Stampi says, is to get in phase and ride these waves of sleepiness and alertness, so no time is wasted merely trying to get to sleep. In other words, try to PowerNap when you are actually feeling ready for a break or a nap.

A good PowerNap to reduce mental fatigue during the day lasts about 20-23 minutes.

If you can do a longer nap, studies found that longer 1-hour naps contained more than four times as much deep, or slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep than the half-hour naps.

If you wake up from your naps feeling groggy and are having trouble getting going, you are suffering from sleep inertia, which occurs as a result of waking during Slow Wave Sleep (SWS). Do some exercise or take a shower to get up and running, and next time sleep less (if it’s a short nap) or more (if it’s an SWS nap) to avoid waking up in the middle of SWS.

Develop patterns and nap when you are sleepy. Sleep in the same place, in the same position; try to use a low light location and to be comfortable.

Chris Carmichael has said that “naps were critical in [Lance Armstrong’s] overall training plan.” If it’s good enough for 6-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (regardless of whether he “doped” or not), it’s good enough for us HyperLearners.

Sleep Technologies

As we have seen, there are several stages of sleep that people pass through in the course of a good restful night. In each stage our sleep gets deeper, our bodies get more relaxed, and our brainwave patterns slow down. The deepest and most rejuvenating levels of sleep are associated with delta brainwave patterns.

Delta sleep is the most physically relaxed stage of sleep, and it is the time when the body recuperates and rebalances itself for the new days. Getting enough sleep, but more specifically enough delta sleep, is essential for healthy, productive living.

Delta Sleep System 2.0

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s breakthrough audio techniques, developed over 25 years of clinical research, are proven to increase levels of delta brainwave activity. He has helped thousands of people to achieve regular, restful, revitalizing sleep.

The Delta Sleep System 2 CD Set by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson offers proven, break-through research that will help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up rejuvenated.

Other Sleep Tracks by Dr. Thompson

Sleepy Ocean and Sleepy Rain (with Delta) and Ambient Music for Sleep

These tracks can be played on speakers in your bedroom, but they work best over earphones… the little earbuds. I have downloaded these tracks to my iTunes and my iPod, and can use them anywhere – even while traveling. Binaural beat technologies to induce delta dream states have worked miracles for people who have a tough time sleeping, or want to dive into a deeper state of sleep more efficiently – or with pleasant music or sounds to close out the day into a night of restful sleep.

About Dr. Jeffery Thompson

Dr. Thompson has been experimenting with sound scientifically since 1980. He first started in his Holistic Health Center in Virginia which grew to be the largest Center of its kind in Virginia at the time. His experiments were in using exact sound frequencies to make Chiropractic spinal and cranial adjustments, to stimulate and normalize organ function and to balance Acupuncture Meridians. He developed a very gentle and effective method of making adjustments and continues to use this approach today.

In addition to his chiropractic expertise, Dr. Thompson is recognized as a worldwide expert in the field of acoustic pacing frequencies incorporated into musical sound tracks. A consummate musician and composer in his own rite, he has established a method for using modulated sound-pulses for changing states of consciousness for optimal “Mind-Body” healing.

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s pioneering work with thousands of patients has led to groundbreaking discoveries in how sound frequency patterns built into musical sound tracks induce brainwave entrainment. Dr. Thompson’s audio programs are used by psychotherapists, MDs, chiropractors, and bodywork professionals in 26 countries.

Sleep Articles of Note

An interesting look at short naps versus longer naps and sleeping, and it’s effects on preventing burnout and increasing motor skills.

A comprehensive overview of sleep.

Chris Carmicheal is quoted in the article, stating that naps were critical in [Lance Armstrong’s] overall training plan. The article goes on to provide tips on how to get the perfect nap.

A look at sleep and how it may effect a high volume athlete. A great quite on here from Gordy Byrn: your recovery strategy is the most important part of your plan. Recovery [a.k.a. sleep] is when you make all your fitness gains.

A discussion about the effects of sleep and melatonin on the body. Well worth reading.

Another article that presents the stages of sleep, this one commenting on the release of growth hormone during slow wave sleep. It also presents mixed findings about performance degradation (mentally and physically) due to sleep deprivation.

If an athlete needs eight hours’ sleep yet only gets six, he/she will accumulate enough sleep debt in 15 days to significantly reduce their cardiovascular performance.

This report is an eye opener; not only does it provide a good write-up of the different sleep stages, but it specifically talks about the stages and how they pertain to athletes with respect to cardiovascular fitness, mental performance and emotional stability. It also offers 8 questions to determine the amount of sleep you need:

1. Do you frequently fall asleep if given a sleep opportunity (a sleep opportunity is defined as a quiet, dark environment for at least 10 minutes)?
2. Do you usually need an alarm clock to wake you?
3. Do you tend to catch up on sleep during the weekends?
4. Once awake, do you feel tired most mornings?
5. Do you frequently take naps during the day?
6. When you can get it, do you consistently sleep more than 9.5 hours per night?
7. Do you feel lethargic or slow throughout the day?
8. Do you sleep longer during times of depression, anxiety and stress?

This article offers a description of the five stages of sleep, which run approximately 90 minutes in total, and recommends 20 minutes for a powernap while adding that 50 minutes will keep you from experiencing sleep inertia.

This article contained the same advice as many others, but had a couple of extra bits of info:

“The room temp needs to be on the cooler side,” says Daniel McNally, MD, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center. “Your body temperature tracks your circadian rhythm, so as night begins, your body temp falls and it reaches a minimum right after you go to bed. If you are in an environment where you can’t lose body heat, for instance if it’s hot and humid, you won’t sleep well.”

“Sleeping in low light is important,” says Mednick. “You need the hormone melatonin to sleep, and melatonin is only released under low-light conditions.”

While perhaps not an unbiased source for info, it provides some advice and facts about napping.

This is a short article that contained the following bit: Independently of age, the amount of GH secretion was significantly associated with slow wave sleep.

You drink a cup of coffee and immediately take a 15 minute nap. Researchers found coffee helps clear your system of adenosine, a chemical which makes you sleepy. So in testing, the combination of a cup of coffee with an immediate nap chaser provided the most alertness for the longest period of time.

Some tips in here and, in general, you can see that everybody has to find their own little method for getting naps right.

An article featuring Dr. Claudio Stampi, whom sailors often refer to as Dr. Sleep, is the go-to guru when you want to race sailboats alone across the ocean on ridiculously small amounts of shut-eye. It covers his work on polyphasic sleep, and has some interesting quotes:

“His research also showed that afternoon siestas were chock-full of slow-wave sleep, the type that appears to be most important for recharging the body.”

A transcript of a PBS program featuring an experiment done by Dr. Claudio Stampi as he tests a person using a polyphasic sleep method.

The title says it all; the section on The benefits of napping offers some numbers and shows that napping is a must for new parents.

An interesting article about one person and their experience with hacking sleep.

Remember to Turn off the Mass Programming Box

(This section in its entirety is in the Reduction and Organization section, so do refer back to it for a full treatment on why the TeeVee is antithetical to HyperLearning).

Twenty-five billion dollars a year is spent in advertising, which is more than we spend on higher education nationally.

It is called Television Programming for a reason. And its main purpose is to market and sell you. Items are not being sold on television, you are the item being sold. Marketers, politicians, and businesses know that getting their information into your mind has value – which is why they pay for advertising to television media outlets. They price out who watches, and how many watch, and pay for advertising per mind that is viewing it. In effect, your own mind is being sold as ad space by television stations.

An excellent book and documentary on this subject is Manufacturing Consent by professor Noam Chomsky. Click below to access this information.

Manufacturing Consent Documentary Online

Manufacturing Consent (the book) by Noam Chomsky

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright had a point when he wryly observed that “Television is like chewing gum for the eyes.”

Quite (W)right. Television is a time-wasting activity that goes little or nowhere. In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube! That’s enough time to get a Bachelors Degree and a Masters degree and start your Doctorate! And the few redeeming things that are broadcast can be found in books, online on the internet, or on DVDs.

Going TV-Free

The first time I got rid of a television and enjoyed a T.V. free house was in college. Those were some of the happiest years of my life, until I had a T.V. again. Several years later, I got rid of another T.V., and I have been free of that box ever since.

If you have never done this, you will be amazed how the feeling of being in your house – living room, bedroom, kitchen… is changed subtly, yet dramatically. Time opens up. You can hear yourself think because the Tee Vee Programming is not calling for your attention anymore. Something else is, such as your family, a good book, some excellent music, exercise, sleep… Your world will open up immensely, as will your energy for being truly alive.

No bullshit. Really. Throw that $#%@ing thing out, give it to Goodwill or the Salvation Army, or turn off the cable/satellite connection and just use it for movies you choose to watch on DVD. Television is a mental addiction that cripples our ability to learn and deprives us of the time necessary to build a quality life full of meaning and productive life practices.

Turning this thing off will also help you do the previous Life Practice: Sleep.

Coming up next time: Chapter 12.3: Meditation, Big Mind/Big Heart, Radical Gratitude, and Forgiveness.


Stay Sharp (and Sleep deeeeply),

David Rainoshek, M.A.

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